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Research A-Z ~ Women

For the month of April, we have highlighted some of the 225+ genealogy and research courses offered at The International Institute for Genealogical Studies. There are a variety of themes and topics to choose from. Hopefully, we will feature some courses that you were not aware of and pique your interest to explore further.

Genealogy Research from A to Z

W is for WOMEN

Don’t forget the ladies! You may think that researching female ancestors is elusive, but there are many places to search. Some of the more common records may not have preserved her information, but she still has a story to tell. Many times, it takes studying the social history of a location in order to understand her circumstances. Knowing which organizations were operating in her community, and finding her on the membership list, may open a treasure trove of information, and provide a glimpse into her daily life. 

Tracing the women in your family

Research: Grandmothers, Mothers & Daughters-Tracing Women 
Our female ancestors played significant roles in history. Yet, researching and writing about the women in our families can be a daunting task. If you have hit a brick wall in the quest to find information about your female ancestors, this course covers strategies and key sources to assist you with your research and show you how to document “her” story.

The following list features Courses may help you to research the Women in your family history projects:

Connecting Family: Online and Virtually 
Demystifying Culture & Folklore 
Discover Your Family History 
Electronic Resources: Using the Internet 
Google for the Wise Genealogist  
Life of Our Ancestors
Organizing a One-Name Study  
Organizing a One-Place Study 
Personal Historian 
Photography: Clues Pictures Hold, Editing, Digitizing and Various Projects 
Preserve Your Family History Documents & Heirlooms 
Research: FamilySearch Resources – In Person and Online 
Research: Social History 
Research: The National Archives of England
Research: U.S. 20th Century Records, Including Adoption Records 
Research: U.S. Records Using Ancestry including DNA Strategies 
Skill-Building: Breaking Down Brick Walls  
Skill-Building: Evidence Analysis and Evaluation Using Case Studies  
Skill-Building: Nuts & Bolts of Reporting Research  
Social Media Tools for the Wise Genealogist 
Writing the Genealogist’s Memoir 
Writing Your Family History Book

How do I find out my great-great grandmother’s maiden name?

Research A-Z 

Tracing women can be challenging at times, however, documenting “her” story is a valuable part of our family history research. Follow the clues to unlock the untold stories for all of our family members.

The International Institute of Genealogical Studies offers quality online education with over 240 courses. Our wide range of courses cover specific countries, enhance methodology research, build skills to maximize your research time, and all count toward the certification you choose. 

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